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Sonny's BBQ

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7820 Lyles Ln NW, Concord, NC 28027-7193
+1 704-979-0073
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family combo platter. Feeds 7 easily. Really good bbq . There are lots of selections, wing, sandwiches, ribs, corn bread, brisket, lots of sides to round out the meal. Management checks to see if you have everything you need.

Thank Alice S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, Alice S! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and we can’t wait to see you again for your next visit. More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Food and service were both very good. We come to this restaurant almost every time that we go to Concord Mills.

Thank Billy S
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for takin' the time to leave your feedback, Billy S. We're glad to hear you enjoyed and look forward to seein' you again real soon! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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270 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

The service was great, my food was very good! The was about 18 of us that had a reunion for a group of us that worked together many years back. The staff took really good care of our group.

Thank jhais28374
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133 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at many Sonny's BBQs. This one tonight was not a winner. Beans had no flavor, pork was dry, garlic bread mushy, and sad to say waitress referred to an item calling it a premium side but didn't know the upcharge. No they did not mention anything called a premium side on the menu. We waited for food about... More 

Thank Star N
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We apologize that your recent visit was not us to expectations, Star N. Please allow us to help. Email us at Social@SonnysBBQ.com with the details about your experience, including the location, along with your phone number. We appreciate your feedback, and hope you’ll give us a another chance! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the salad bar.. wished some items; olives, pickles etc had a slotted spoon. Great waitress- Monique... toilet. Didn't care for garlic bread, and server brought corn bread asap... seat in men's room was broken. Waited 10+ mins for a brownie dessert and server advised there was only 1 person on the cook line. We canceled dessert, but she brought... More 

Thank repomaninclt
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We’re glad to hear Monique took great care of you during your last visit, repomaninclt. e appreciate you takin' the time to leave your review and will be sure to pass this along to our team. Thanks for your feedback and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

My family and I loved the atmosphere. The service made it feel like I was eating in a small town place. The staff made me der like I've been going in there for years. I honestly haven't had too much barbecue to compare the food to, but I've had bad BBQ and this isn't that at all. The food was... More 

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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Stopped for take out while traveling - no time to partake of the restaurant experience. Unfortunately, while the food was "good", nothing stellar to set this place apart. Might have chosen another local BBQ place given the time just to taste the local flavors. A solid choice for food.

Thank PhillyTraveler123
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142 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

Hadn't been to Sonnys in a while. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. We had BBQ chicken and baby back ribs. Food was very good as well as the sides, Mac and cheese, sweet potatoes. Our tea was never empty. Overall an unexpected pleasure. We'll be back.

Thank CarolinaTraveler
Columbia, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

While traveling we always find a Sonny's. Where we live there aren't any. This was our first time dining in, as we usually do take out. The hostess was very nice. We only had a brief wait to be seated. The waitress we had was very friendly. I don't remember her name; only that she was an older woman with... More 

Thank L3370REkennethm
Rossburg, Ohio
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Unbelievable - Visit a BBQ restaurant at 4 o'clock in the afternoon and they were out of beef. I have frequented this chain for decades and I just hate seeing the decline of it. Locations are getting harder to find - salad bar is getting weaker - but on the plus side - what is there, is good. Service is... More 

Thank lab5373
SonnysBBQ, Digital Manager at Sonny's BBQ, responded to this review

We're very sorry to hear you were disappointed with your recent visit, lab5373. We'd like to try and help make things better. Please email social@sonnysBBQ with the details of your experience, including the location, and best way to contact you. Your feedback is important to us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7820 Lyles Ln NW, Concord, NC 28027-7193
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 704-979-0073
In 1968, we were just a local BBQ joint in Gainesville, Florida. Today, we're still a local BBQ joint. We just happen to be in a few more locations. But we still do things the same way Floyd "Sonny" Tillman and his wife, Lucille, did back then. We still slow-smoke over oak for up to 12 hours at a time. We still serve generous portions. And we still believe people should be able to go out to eat and feel right at home.

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